Memorial Day – Sequoia I joined the Memorial Day caravan to Sequoia State Park, a big event, reminiscent, in ways, of a Woodstock or Vegas. L.A. traffic, the great wave spills out of its basin, inundating all before its three-day retreat, Teddy’s Legacy1 enduring again Manifest Destiny’s rushed descendants. It seemed rude to yell at a bear at my table (even if he wasn’t invited) he didn’t seem happy and I look undignified banging pots and pans in a panic. For a while, self-contained invaders’ cities stake their firm stand here; MacArthur’s promise2 delivered, taunt canvas walls enfold safely our human stench. © Jon Bohrn (2004)1Teddy Roosevelt created the first of the National Park System in 1908.
2"I shall return." :-)